By Kim Taylor
Situated grandly in the iconic center of Manhattan within walking distance of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, F.A.O. Schwartz, the Love statue and the MoMA museum, Le Parker Meridien is a feast for the eyes and has much to offer. For starters, it has a pool with floor to ceiling windows and dazzling views of Central Park. The rooftop sundeck will leave you truly loving summer in the city and you can order bites and drinks to be delivered poolside. There’s also a fitness center, one of the best bars in midtown and guests from around the globe, including celebs. For example, Austin Mahoney stayed there before his appearance on the Today Show so swarms of love-struck tween and teen girls hovered outside and waited for a glimpse of him coming and going. This is the type of unique, authentic New York experience you’ll have at Le Parker Meridien.
Rooms offer gasp-inducing views of Central Park’s treetops and lush greenery, or of city skylines at night, or both. They’re also roomier than typical NYC offerings. The suites range from perfect for families with the Junior Suite and Corner Suite to the even more spacious Diplomatic and Presidential (with its own screening room and separate Master Bedroom). Showers in the suites are large enough for two and so perfectly designed that they seem like an architectural feat in and of themselves.
Of course you can pamper yourself at Le Parker Meridien, the question is how. You can have a tailored facial or massage treatment at Moonshine, a manicure of pedicure at Ten Over Ten 10/10, or a blowout at DryBar. In room service is an option, too. Gentlemen can visit Sharps Barber and Shop in the lobby for expert grooming.
Burger Joint is immensely popular with guests and locals alike, as is Knave, a gorgeous place for cocktails, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Norma’s is ideal for breakfast and lunch, open until 3pm. Le Parker Meridien has outstanding spaces for weddings, business meetings, baby showers, bar mitzvahs and all of life’s other celebrations. You can also find food nearby could range from The Russian Tea room to the award-winning halal food cart near Radio City Music Hall – though the line for it stretches far down the block.
Visit http://www.parkermeridien.com for more information and images, or stop by in person at:
Le Parker Meridien
119 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019